Saturday, April 30, 2011

Say Hi to our new pets!





After a rather long and painstaking process, we finally added 8 happy swimmers into our pond.
They are: 3 Kohaku's, 1 yellow Ogon, 1 Sanke, 1 Showa, 1 Ginrin Chagoi, and 1 Tancho Showa, which is my favourite because of the red blotch on its shapely head, white body and black flecks.





Have a zen & happy long weekend folks!



Friday, April 29, 2011

Sanctuary is where my home is.


my new pets - Staghorn ferns (stags).

and our pond...



...it needs some Kohaku's and Chagoi's.


" A home is built with love and dreams" Anonymous

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

the most beautiful room in the house

Presenting....


our Little Boy's Room.







Progress of our renovation works:
Paint jobs are complete, laminate tops are installed for bay windows.
We're left with some touch ups and carpentry work.
Tomorrow, the landscape company is coming to install our fibreglass tank.

I'm getting more and more excited by the unfolding of our almost-done home :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

New home, new plans?

As we are edging closer and closer to the Big Move, I can't help but think of what are our logistic plans and our school/work plans gonna be.

First of all, I would like to announce that I have found a new job.

Yes. I'm going back to being a working mom soon. I have been headhunted to join a private O&G practice in a swanky hospital in town, and the doctor is going to be my direct boss. That means, no more serving bed pans, no more working shifts. I will be a private nurse assisting my direct boss only and my clientale base will be those of private paying-class profile. That is all I'm willing to divulge. And my new boss has been very obliging, she let me start work in May, so these few months I've been free to catch up on my school work and shuttle to and from our new house overseeing the renovation works. Is that cool or what!!
I'm really happy to have been offered this job, so yeah, I am really looking forward.

Secondly, in an unexpected turn of events, we now have not only one, but instead, TWO contractors working on our house simultaneously at the same time. Though they are working on different areas of the house, we're just really lucky my Mom is sponsoring one of the two contractors. So yeap, we may have outdone ourselves this time, having 2 teams of people working on our dream home. I've always counted my lucky stars :)

Thirdly, with us moving house and me landed a dream job offer, I am currently discussing with Andy whether to pull Adam out of his current playschool because logistically, it is not feasible for me to wake him up at 6am in the mornings just so I could get to work at 8.30AM sharp. Andy wakes up at 10am for work daily, so by the time he sends Adam to school, most of the school day would be over since Adam gets off school at 12.30pm. It just doesnt make sense for him to carry on in his current school anymore. I'm abit sad, because he absolutely loves school and wakes up looking forward to seeing his teacher and friends everyday. However, I believe this would be the best arrangement for us, for now. He's too young to start a Nursery/Kindy program proper, since he isn't even 2 yet.
So right now, I'm thinking of signing us up for weekend enrichment programs at Gymboree (for play) and Growing Up Gifted. I just realised we still have 2 free sessions at Gymboree which we never got down to utilising. This would be a good time to do it.

So many new things coming up, we're excited!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Car grooming day


yin & yang


You are a wild child. Do not let anything hold you back.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

There's a gem in my life

Hubby was on the way home from his weekly soccer practice and I Whatsapp-ed him I'm feeling hungry pls buy a loaf of Gardenia raisin buns (my fav).
Shortly after, he arrived home with Pocky biscuits and said the Cheers at petrol kiosk ran out of my raisin buns so he offered to cook Maggi mee for me.

He whipped up a storm - noodles complete with eggs & prawns.

We're both pigging out in the kitchen while our son is sleeping like well, a baby. At this hour. Gotta love a man who knows how to please his wife :)